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Latest news & updates from Bright Line Law.
This portal provides busy practitioners with short commentaries on significant developments in the field of white collar crime. The commentaries are franked by their topicality and practical insight, with an emphasis on implications not always visible at first glance.

WHO SHOULD PROSECUTE FRAUD, CORRUPTION AND FINANCIAL MARKETS CRIME?

fraud corruption financial marketsIn a briefing paper published today by the London School of Economics, out portal editor Jonathan Fisher QC considers who should prosecute fraud, corruption and financial markets crime.

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AML: THE BIG 4 AND COMPLIANCE CONSULTANCY

amlJodi Schutze (KPMG London) discusses the approach of the Big 4 to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing in the banking sector.

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PEELING OFF THE LAYERS: A NEW ERA FOR TRANSPARENCY OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP DISCLOSURES

peelingDiane Bugeja (KPMG Malta) discusses the significant changes likely to be made in the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive regarding the identification of the beneficial owners of companies and trusts.

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CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF ACCOUNTS STAFF IN A “SLUSH FUND” CASE

criminal liabilityOur portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, explores the ramifications of section 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007 in a corporate bribery or  tax evasion case following two recent Court of Appeal decisions.

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WHEN CRIMINAL PROPERTY IS NOT CRIMINAL

when criminal“Benefit from criminal conduct” and “criminal property” are distinct concepts under Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime 2002 (POCA) and they are not co-extensive. The fact that “criminal property” is wider than “benefit from criminal conduct” has significant implications in commercial cases where “consent to proceed” is required.

Our portal editor, Jonathan Fisher QC, revisits the application of the money laundering legislation in tax cases following a recent decision in the Court of Appeal.

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